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In Focus Essential Oils & Aromatherapy is your quick guide to the qualities and healing effects of every major essential oil, including recipes for beauty, home, and health applications.
Included inside the back cover is a beautifully illustrated 18 × 24–inch wall chart
containing a summary of the major essential oils, their characteristics, and their healing properties.
Essential oils have been used for centuries and across many cultures in holistic remedies for all types of common ailments
. Extracted from flowers, seeds, plants, and trees, natural oils are applied either topically or aromatically to give healing effects. This artfully designed guide gives you easy access to the information you need to use them effectively.
After a detailed summary of each major oil, recipes of specific oil blends for numerous treatments
are presented, including helpful hints and tips. With practice, and with In Focus Essential Oils & Aromatherapy
in hand, you will be able to understand and use essential oils for countless purposes
- Runny nose
- Common colds
- Stain removal
The In Focus series
applies a modern approach to teaching the classic body, mind, and spirit subjects. Authored by experts in their respective fields, these beginner’s guides feature smartly designed visual material that clearly illustrates key topics within each subject. As a bonus, each book includes reference cards or a poster, held in an envelope inside the back cover, that give you a quick, go-to guide containing the most important information on the subject.
About the Author
Marlene Houghton has always been interested in natural health therapies. She has studied herbal healing, holistic nutrition, and related natural therapies, and has learned how they help to keep the body in balance. Marlene has over twenty years’ experience working in orthodox medical settings as a medical personal assistant, working with medical doctors in top London teaching hospitals. She is an astrologer, tarot consultant, and tutor. She is also a nutritional therapist and a traditional herbalist. Marlene is a Consultant Member for the British Astrological and Psychic Society, and, as one of its tutors, she teaches and lectures on various forms of astrology (not all associated with health). She is also a regular contributor of articles on natural health, traditional herbalism, and the way these disciplines link with esoteric traditions for Mercury magazine, produced by the British Astrological and Psychic Society. Her first book, An Astrological Apothecary, outlines which complementary health methods and natural remedies are compatible with each Sun Sign, and her second, Herbs for Health, covers herbalism in a clear and easy manner for a beginner to understand and use.